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The Modern Cook Book and Medical Guide.
[New York]: F. M. Lupton, Publisher, 1889. The Leisure Hour Library, Vol. III, no 230. Small octavo in wrappers, 128 pages. About equal parts cookbook and household medical guide. recipes are short, and in narrative form, and the book lacks introduction or other parts that might provide more context. Internally a bit age-toned, stapled, in printed wrappers, with some edgewear and staining, but near very good. Scarce. [Worldcat locates only... (Item #2944)
Price: $120.00
The Modern Cook Book and Medical Guide.
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Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated.
Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1913. Biggle Farm Library Number Two. Duodecimo (14 x 9.5 cm.), 144 pages. Illustrated in black & white and color. Index. Stated fifth edition, but evident second edition, second printing; originally issued in 1894. A basic and popular introduction to growing berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes and other small fruits. Light age-toning to the interior; in blue cloth, titled and decorated in red and black. Near fine. (Item #6628)
Price: $50.00
Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated. Jacob Biggle.
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How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu].
New York: The John Day Company, 1945. An Asia Press Book. Octavo, xviii, 262 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A milestone of Chinese cookbooks published in America, a fact established in Anne Mendelson's terrific Chow Chop Suey, where she calls the work "the first work in the field by a home cook who knew what other home cooks were up against. She was neither a restaurateur, journalist, nor test-kitchen flack like... (Item #5631)
Price: $450.00
How to Cook and Eat in Chinese [= Zhongguo shi pu]. Buwei Yang Chao.
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French Provincial Cooking. With an Introduction and Notes by Narcissa Chamberlain, and illustrations by Juliet Renny.
New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Thick octavo, 504 pages. First U.S. edition. Elizabeth David is now rightly considered one of the greatest of culinary writers. It was in this book that her full voice was first truly heard. This book is to read as much as cooked from, and then read again. Very light age toning, otherwise fine, in a price-clipped but otherwise very good plus dust jacket. (Item #2310)
Price: $350.00
French Provincial Cooking. With an Introduction and Notes by Narcissa Chamberlain, and illustrations by Juliet Renny. Elizabeth David.
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La cocina vegetariana moderna. por ... Ignacio Doménech ... Ilustrada ... por ... Luis Lleó Arnau. Cuarta edition, reformada y aumentada.
Barcelona: Quintilla, Cardona y Ca., Editores, [circa 1941]. Small octavo (17 x 12 cm.), 301, [3] pages. Illustrated in color. Index is table of contents. ~ Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Five hundred fifty vegetarian dishes from the great Catalan chef and cookbook author, Ignacio Doménech. He was also editor of two culinary periodicals, La Cocina Elegante, and El Gorro Blanco. Some light foxing and edgewear; color decorated wrappers are... (Item #6671)
Price: $60.00
La cocina vegetariana moderna. por ... Ignacio Doménech ... Ilustrada ... por ... Luis Lleó Arnau. Cuarta edition, reformada y aumentada. Ignacio Doménech, Luis Lleó Arnau, illustrator.
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The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook. Illustrated by Ed Nuckolls.
Garden City: Double Day & Company, Inc. 1973. Small octavo, 115 pages. First edition. A "great little" book with one hundred easy hot dog based recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and special occasions. From the Brunswick, Maine author responsible for "The Paper Back Cook Book." A fine copy in publisher's brick color cloth, in an unprice-clipped, fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Hot Dog! John Gould." (Item #5341)
Price: $120.00
The Great Little Hot Dog Cookbook. Illustrated by Ed Nuckolls. John A. Gould.
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How America Eats.
New York: Charles Scribner & Sons, 1961. Quarto, 495 pages. Illustrated. First issue of the deluxe AMSCO issue. One of the great American cookbooks, appearing on the cusp of America's newfound love affair with food, in the era that also introduced Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Craig Claiborne's New York Times Cookbook. R.W. Apple described Paddleford as the "Nellie Bly of culinary journalism, and stated that... (Item #2801)
Price: $200.00
How America Eats. Clementine Paddleford.
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And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys].
Montreal: Distillers Corporation, Seagrams Limited; The Ronalds Co. Limited, [circa 1930-32]. Stapled booklet, stapled in wrappers (15.5 x 8 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated; color border throughout. ~ Likely second edition. Copies of this title appear with 35, 40, and 60 pages. The 60 page version, presumed to be issued last, was published in 1933 on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Pepys (see below), and with the statement... (Item #6635)
Price: $300.00
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Rules for Good Living. Published by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, New London, Conn. January, 1894.
New London, Conn. [Woman's Christian Temperance Union of New London, Conn.]; Morning Telegraph Print. 1894. Squarish book, stapled in cloth-backed stiff boards (19 x 17 cm.), [1-14], 61 pages. Advertisements. Separate indices for Advertisers, Authors, and Recipes. Evident FIRST EDITION. A dual purpose set of "rules" composed of unattributed recipes for breads, cakes, cookies, etc, candies and ice cream, dessert, eggs, miscellaneous helps, preserving and pickling, salads, soups and meats... (Item #6433)
Price: $300.00
Rules for Good Living. Published by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, New London, Conn. January, 1894. Conn Woman's Christian Temperance Union; New London.
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A True Cook Book. Menus, Recipes, Food Combinations. Price $1.25.
[Los Angeles, Calif. the author], 1935. Booklet in stapled wrappers (20 x 13 cm.), 44 pages. Index. Place of publication from external sources. ~ Evident FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A self-published cookbook focused on nutrition, to build "Health, Strength, and Beauty" (from the title page verso). The author, born in Russia in the 1890s, was living in Los Angeles at the time of this publication, but we have been otherwise... (Item #6642)
Price: $35.00
A True Cook Book. Menus, Recipes, Food Combinations. Price $1.25. Mrs. Eva Zack.